Don Swanson has devoted his legal career to helping businesses and their owners deal with financial stress – on all sides.
Don has helped hundreds of businesses resolve financial issues without filing bankruptcy. He has, for example, received a great settlement offer from a primary creditor within a few minutes (literally) of filing a bankruptcy petition.
He has represented many committees (both official and ad hoc) in bankruptcy to maximize recovery from scarce assets. For example, Don led the charge to organize and represent an ad hoc Committee for hundreds of creditors in a $1.5 billion Chapter 11 ethanol case and, because of that capacity, held an ex officio position with the Official Committee in that case.
Don has also helped creditors maximize value and minimize loss in many hundreds of cases. For example, he represented a Trustee in a debtor’s Chapter 7 case that scheduled millions of dollars of claims, few assets, and a “no-asset” status, and achieved a 100% distribution to all creditors.
Don publishes a blog on bankruptcy and mediation topics at www.mediatbankry.com. He has helped promote mediation as a dispute resolution tool in bankruptcy – both locally and nationally. Don chairs the Nebraska Bankruptcy Court Mediation Committee and led the charge to get local mediation rules adopted. He also serves on the leadership team for the Mediation Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
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Koley Jessen is an aggressively growing law firm serving the needs of business owners, executives, and professionals around the country. As a multi-discipline firm, we serve a wide variety of legal needs.
Our team encompasses over 85 attorneys. With extensive and diverse expertise, we work as a team, utilizing each other’s knowledge and skills to provide well-rounded legal advice to help our clients achieve personal and business success.
Since our inception in 1988, we have had the privilege of representing a diverse clientele throughout the Midwest, the United States, and the world in a variety of legal matters. Our clients include individuals in need of basic estate plans, high net worth individuals needing complex succession strategies, public and private companies, private equity funds, family offices, start-ups, closely held businesses, and health care organizations.
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